Hello! How are you all going?! I hope January was a brilliant reading month for you, and if it wasn’t THAT’S OKAY!!!! Speaking of January, how in the book fairy’s name is it already over?
I honestly feel like I accomplished absolutely nothing this month, but then I search through the #YADay threads on Instagram and Twitter and I go holy shittttt, I did something good with a great friend of mine. And wow, I impress myself.
I also managed to read twelve books? Twelve? I was hoping for fifteen, but I’ll take what I can get and reward myself with a few books from my local bookshop. Anyway, I guess you clicked on this post, so you can see what I finished last month, so here it goes!
The Bone Witch by Rin Chepeco
I listened to this one on audible and loved it! I really enjoyed to the story and how it was told, however, I was much more intrigued by Tea’s teenage years, when she first begins her training. The writing was absolutely beautiful, and I can’t wait to get into the sequel once it’s out.
Secrets for The Mad by Dodie Clark
Back at again with the audios! I finished this gorgeous biographical guide to living in just a few hours (it’s a short audio book) and I really loved it. I kind of have a new-found respect for Dodie. I had parts through out this where I couldn’t help but cry, and I felt I could really relate with some of Dodie’s stories and experience. PLUS, BETWEEN CHAPTER, there were songs, which really added to the whole experience.
Whisper by Lynette Noni
I received a copy of Whisper at the #YAShowcase late last year in Melbourne and I really loved it! I really enjoyed the Aussie setting, and the concept was brilliant and I spent the whole novel not knowing what to expect. I can’t say too much, because it’s not out until May, but! Make sure you at this to you May TBR! It’s worth a read – plus it’s #LoveOzYA!
Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
I’ve already reviewed this ‘work of art’ here. But I hated it.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
So many unanswered questions! I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AFTER? This tiny book was perfect for such a tiny prince and planet and I’ve found so many new favourite quotes from this. I need to pick up the sequel soon.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
So, this was our BoTM for The YA Room, and I’ve posted a review here! I really enjoyed it at the time I read/reviewed it and all I could do was rave about it. But now that it’s been a couple weeks since I’ve put it down, I definitely think it’s slightly problematic at times – and I’m not the only one who feels that way. I dropped my rating by a star since my review.
The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
This was a reread and I loved it just as much as I did all those years ago when I was in high school, I can’t wait to finally finish this series!
Fence 1, 2 & 3 by C.S Pacat
I need volume four so bad! I had no idea I’d love a series about cute boys and fencing so much! It’s such an adorable comic AND I NEED MORE.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Holy poop, what can I say about this one? I started reading it because of that Piera-Pressure and it was just the greatest. It’s so well written and I really loved the story line. PLUS, every single chapter has me wanting more, and I picked up Golden Son immediately. Also, I’ve finally knocked this off my TBR! It was one of the books I wish I read in 2017 but never got to, and now I’ve conquered it!
Simon VS. The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I lovedddd this cute contemporary! I felt like I could really connect with Simon, and the book was just funny. I cried and laughed, and I’ve already passed this on to my mum to read. I’ve also had a chance to see the movie, although it’s not out in Aus until March 29th, and it was so true to the book and I loved it just as much.
I didn’t overly like Upside Of The Unrequited, so I’m so glad I decided to still give Simon a go.
So those were the 12 books I managed to get through this month! Did you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments down below, also if you’ve posted a wrap up video or post, let me know so I can check it out in the comments.